poetry reading by luis j. rodriguez
Friday, April 12 | 6:30PM
Glorya Kaufman Hall | UCLA
Luis J. Rodriguez is one of this country's leading Chicano writers with 15 books in poetry, children's literature, fiction, and nonfiction. His bestselling memoir, "Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A." is said to be one of the most checked out--and one of the most stolen--books in libraries and schools. He's also founding editor of the renown cross-cultural small press, Tia Chucha Press, now in its 30th year, and co-founder of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. His second memoir, "It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions & Healing," was a finalist for a 2012 National Book Critic's Circle Award. Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press published his latest poetry book in 2016, "Borrowed Bones." From 2014 to 2016, Luis served as L.A.’s official Poet Laureate.
He will be reading poems from his latest book, "Borrowed Bones."